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    1951 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball. The rapturous joy felt by Giants fans in the wake of Bobby Thomson's famous "Shot" was short-lived due to the twenty-six gentlemen whose signatures appear on this OAL (Harridge) ball. The Yanks were unstoppable this October, even despite the fact that their rookie right fielder, a kid named Mickey Mantle, was lost to an injury that would plague him the rest of his Hall of Fame career in the Series' second game. His supremely desirable rookie signature is ideally placed at the top of the panel directly above the sweet spot autograph of the man whose throne he was destined to assume, the departing legend Joe DiMaggio. Those with even a passing knowledge of Yankees history are aware that 1951 represents the only season these definitive Yankees shared a dugout, making this arguably the most desirable of post-war team balls. This fine example rates a steady and conservative 7/10 in signature quality, with not a single autograph venturing more than a point in one direction or the other. Joining Joe and Mickey are such stars as Berra, Mize, Henrich, Crosetti, Houk, McDougald, Bauer, Silvera, Raschi and Lopat. Heritage's May 2005 auction saw a top example of this team ball sell at $20,000. While this one isn't quite on the same level of perfection, it is surely one of the nicer examples you're likely to encounter in the hobby. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
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